Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Gaming Community (part 2)

There’s something about table-top gaming that transcends age, race, gender, and occupation. I’ve seen combinations like a mother with her teenage kids paired up with a college student and a grade-schooler, or an elderly military veteran playing at the same table with a single lady in her mid-twenties, a middle-aged engineer, and his teenage son. When everyone is focused on a common goal within the game, everything else falls away—such disparate groups as I’ve described often end up performing amazingly well as a team, overcoming challenges cleverly and effectively. A fun game can cause people who normally might never have even talked with each other to suddenly find themselves playing and laughing together as if they were old friends. Games can truly be the basis of friendship among people of all types.

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